Senate District 32
Sean J. O'Brien
November 13, 2017
COLUMBUS – State Sen. Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) issued the following statement today after the state Controlling Board approved the release of funds to be used for the completion of improvements at three state parks in northeastern Ohio. 
September 27, 2017
COLUMBUS – Today, Senator Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced his joint sponsorship with Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) of the “Reagan Tokes Act.” 
September 25, 2017
NASHVILLE – Today, State Senator Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) discussed infrastructure and the importance of the prevailing wage at the 19th annual National Alliance for Fair Contracting (NAFC) Conference in Nashville, TN.
September 12, 2017
COLUMBUS – State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced the introduction of a concurrent resolution, introduced jointly with State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville), which would designate 2018 as “Ohio’s Year of the Trails”.  This concurrent resolution would encourage all Ohioans to take advantage of their local trail networks, facilitate the connecting of trail segments throughout Ohio, and pay tribute to everyone who works to maintain and enlarge the public amenities.
August 8, 2017
GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE – Today, the Ohio Propane Gas Association (OPGA) presented State Senator Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) with an award during their 69th annual summer convention in Geneva-on-the-Lake. The group recognized Senator O’Brien as their 2017 “Legislator of the Year” for his commitment to advancing the development and use of propane and other alternative fuels in Ohio.
June 28, 2017
Columbus- State Senators Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) and John Eklund (R-Munson Township) are pleased that the Ohio Senate voted 32-1 today to approve Senate Concurrent Resolution 8 (SCR 8).  The Senators introduced the resolution to urge the United States Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to select Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in Ravenna, OH as the preferred site for a future east coast missile defense system.
June 28, 2017
Columbus- State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) responded today to the state biennial budget bill, Amended Substitute House Bill (Am.Sub.HB) 49, which passed out of the Republican dominated legislature today along mostly party lines.  Among other things, the version of that bill that will now be sent to Governor Kasich for his stamp of approval includes more than $2 billion in tax breaks for wealthy Ohioans over the biennium, reductions in funding for local governments (LGF), and cuts to Medicaid that, according to some estimates, will cause more than 500,000 Ohioans to lose their health insurance beginning in 2018.
May 25, 2017

COLUMBUS – State Senators Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) and John Eklund (R-Munson Township) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 8 this week in the Ohio Senate. SCR 8 urges the United States Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to select Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in Ravenna, Ohio, as the preferred site for a future East Coast missile defense system.

May 15, 2017

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus (OLTC) held its inaugural meeting last week in Columbus.  The first of its kind in the nation at the state level, this informal group of like-minded state legislators from both parties and both chambers of the Ohio legislature is co-chaired by state Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta). It will work to advocate for all issues involving the development, maintenance, and preservation of all Ohio’s non-motorized trails.

May 5, 2017
COLUMBUS - State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) introduced a concurrent resolution this week in the Ohio Senate urging the President of the United States, the US Secretary of State, and the US Congress to compel the nation of Brazil to extradite Claudia Hoerig to stand trial for the 2007 aggravated murder of her husband, Major Karl Hoerig.  Also included in Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 6 is a request for the United States to terminate foreign aid payments to Brazil if Claudia Hoerig is not extradited.
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